Minions: The Rise of Gru trailer released

Audiences can get a first look at the upcoming animated film, Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Minions: The Rise of Gru is arriving in cinemas on July 3, bringing the beloved yellow fellows back to the big screen alongside Gru (voiced by Steve Carell).

Set in the 1970s, the film will follow the escapades of Gru when he was a child and fan of the supervillain group Vicious 6. His big to join the gang does not go to plan, but his Minion buddies are on hand to help him build a lair, develop weapons and begin a path to villainy.

Five LEGO Minions sets have been confirmed for May.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Universal Brand Development to introduce the first LEGO sets based on Illumination’s Minions and the Despicable Me franchise,” said Jill Wilfert, LEGO Vice President, Licensing & Entertainment, last year. “The films have become global blockbusters and are beloved by fans of all ages, and we believe the characters and scenes lend themselves to a creative and engaging LEGO play experience.”

Minions: The Rise of Gru is due for release on July 3, 2020 in the USA and July 10, 2020 in the UK.

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